Classic Slowdowns in old games

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Seedouble, May 11, 2005.

  1. Seedouble macrumors newbie


    May 11, 2005
    Hey, first post here.

    I installed [sic] a copy of ultimate doom and it runs pretty slow. I am on an iMac g5 w/ 256MB ram. Should be fine I assume, but there is obviously something I am missing.

    What happens:
    starts up fine, but the framerate is about 2fps or something. There is a little box in the top-left of the screen that is smooth as something that is really smooth. So a small part of the screen is fine for some reason.

    Any ideas? I do so very much want to relive the old-school.

  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Is that the only Mac that you have?
    Running games in classic mode isn't the best in the world (at least, in my experience) but still, it should run.
  3. Sly macrumors 6502


    Nov 30, 2003
    Airstrip One
    Running a game in Classic mode is going top be pretty RAM hungry. 256MB is the minimum required just to run OSX, then you are asking it to emulate OS9 then run a game. Put another 512MB stick of RAM in the imac. you will be amazed at the difference.

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